At the school where I am a governor, there has been no Deputy Head, since the end of the summer term. Governors were told that an advertisement would be made for a replacement in September, which has not happened. We have now been advised that the head intends to appoint an Assistant Head, next September, from an internal candidate, to avoid 'the hassle of external advertising.' This sounds a little dubious to me, the governors are not going to oppose this, I have raised my concerns, and asked for them to be minuted, with no effect. Can the head go ahead with these plans?